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1) Press the “Download” button in the Firmware box to download to your computer the latest available firmware for your router.
2) Disconnect your PC from the internet.
3) Using an Ethernet cable, connect your computer to the LAN port of the router, open a web browser and log into the web interface (type 192.168.11.1 into the URL field).

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4) Navigate to Administration -> ‘Firmware Upgrade’ and click ‘Choose File’.
5) Navigate to the firmware file you downloaded in step 1 above and select it.
6) Click the ‘Upgrade’ button.
7) After the file is uploaded, the router will display a confirmation message.
8) Wait for the router to apply the firmware update.
9) Once the firmware file has uploaded, the router will reboot and be running the new firmware.

Do not remove power to the router while it is being flashed with new firmware or it may lock up the router and you will not be able to recover. If using your laptop, make sure there is sufficient battery or it is plugged into a power source.

 

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Helpful Information

8 Digit PIN

When setting up a new router for the first time, your computer may ask for an 8 digit PIN number. It’s your computer’s Microsoft operating system trying to set up WPS. ReadyNet does not consider WPS as secure as other security methods to protect your network so has disabled WPS by default. After selecting the network name (SSID) to which you want to connect, a small screen will pop up asking if you want to set up your network.

PIN Request

Click on “Connect to the network without setting it up”. Another screen will pop up asking for your passphrase or network key. Type in the passphrase shown in the user manual or on the label on the bottom of your router and click on “Connect”.

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Problem Connecting or Getting Internet after Changing Settings

After changing router settings, it sometimes helps to reboot the router. You may also need to reboot your computer. In some instances, you may need to reboot your Internet Service Provider modem or access device.

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WPS Disabled By Default

WPS is disabled by default on all ReadyNet routers. To enable it, log into the router’s user interface and go to the wireless section. In the D6 router, go to Wireless Advanced and click the Enable WPS box. If you want to use push button setup, click in the box Disable PIN. Then click Apply Changes.

In the DD router, go to WIRELESS>WPS and select Enable; then Apply. If in WPS Config, the option is Disable; then WPS is active on your router. If it is Enable; then click Apply. The WPS PIN is the last line in the WPS Summary section on this page.

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Connected to Router but No Internet

When two routers are in a daisy chain configuration, they cannot have the same LAN IP address or one of them won’t work.

Make sure the Ethernet cable from your Internet Service Provider’s modem is connected to the WAN port on the router.

Check WAN IP address on the router user interface Status page. If there is no WAN IP address, there may be an IP address conflict with the Service Provider modem or another device on the network. Change the IP address to 192.168.10.1, reboot your computer, disconnect Ethernet cable from computer, then try to connect wirelessly and surf.

If no WAN IP address, you may need to set up MAC Clone (for the WRT300N-DD go to WAN>Dynamic IP Setting) in the router’s user interface.

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Wi-Max and ReadyNet Routers

If your Wi-Max device provides an Ethernet hand-off, that Ethernet connection can be used to connect to the router, otherwise the router will not associate wirelessly with the Wi-Max device.

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Enable UPnP – WRT500

To enable UPnP on the WRT500, do the following:

  1. Log in to the web interface of the router and navigate to Application>UPnP.
  2. Click on Enable UPnP.
  3. Click on Save.
  4. Click on Reboot.

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Change Router Network Password

Connect your computer to a LAN port on the router using an Ethernet cable. Log into the router’s user interface by bringing up a browser and typing 192.168.11.1 (192.168.1.1 for the WRT300N-DD) into the browser’s URL field. The login name and password are located in the QIG and on the sticker on the bottom of the router. On some WRT300N-D6 routers the user password was inadvertently left off the sticker; it is pz938qd6. Go to Wireless; then Security. You will be able to change the password on this page. Instructions for each router can be found in the QIG sent with each router and in the Support section of this website.

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LAN and WAN

The router has two interfaces, WAN and LAN; each with a different MAC address. LAN is a bridged grouping of the 4 LAN Ethernet ports and the Wi-Fi interface. WAN and LAN have distinct MAC addresses and they are sequential. That is layer 2 of the OSI model. Layer 3 is where IP addresses come into play. By default, the WAN port is set for DHCP. If not connected, there is no IP address, Subnet or Gateway. However, for the LAN side the Layer 3 part is configured. If you go to LAN>LAN Settings you see that the LAN interface is statically assigned its IP and Subnet Mask. In addition, there is also a DHCP server running on the LAN interface and assigning IP addresses from the same network as that of the LAN IP address. This allows you to connect to one of the LAN ports or via Wi-Fi and access the web interface of the router. That is why you see 4 categories with information in the LAN section of the Status page.

To get a list of the devices connected to the LAN of the router, go to LAN>DHCP Server and look at the DHCP client list table.

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DirecTV DVR Won’t Connect to Wireless Router

When connecting your DVR to a wireless network, the DVR will save the network connection settings. Changing to another Internet Service Provider, replacing your Wi-Fi router, or changing settings on your wireless router such as SSID (network name) or passphrase may crate an error condition (86-883) when trying to connect your DVR to your wireless network. You may need to reset your DVR network connections to factory default.

From http://forums.directv.com/thread/11252257 – “On your DirecTV DVR press: MENU ➜ SETTINGS & HELP ➜ SETTINGS ➜ NETWORK SET UP ➜ RESTORE DEFAULTS ➜ CONNECT NOW ➜ GET CONNECTED ➜ WIRELESS. The receiver will then scan for Wi-Fi networks and should find yours. Once it finds your SSID, select your network name. If your network is secured, it will ask you to type in your password. If successful, you will get a message that says ‘congratulations, your receiver is connected to the Internet’. Note that your SSID and/or password cannot have any spaces and/or special characters.”

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Repeater (Bridge) Mode – VWRT510, WRT500,

Use the following steps to set up the WRT500 in repeater (bridge) mode.

First reset the WRT500 router to factory default settings (Admin -> Manage -> Factory Default -> Reboot), then navigate as follows:

1) Network -> WAN -> INTERNET -> Bridge -> Save

2) Network -> LAN ->

1) change IP to an unused IP of the primary AP’s LAN subnet. For example, if the DHCP range of the primary AP is 192.168.1.100-200, choose 192.168.1.222 for the LAN IP.

2) set Local DHCP server to Disable and click Save.

3) Wireless -> Wireless Connection Mode -> Repeater -> Save

4) Wireless -> Repeater ->

1) refresh and Click to highlight your primary AP, then ‘Connect’.

2) enter the Passphrase of the Primary AP and click ‘OK’

5) Reboot the router.

6) Wait about 1 minute then renew the IP of your PC.

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Port Forwarding for WRT500, VWRT510 and AC1200

A public WAN IP address is needed for port forwarding to work. If you are unsure if your WAN IP address is public or private, contact your Internet Service Provider. If the WAN IP is not a public IP, it, and all internal devices connected to the router, will not be available to the outside world. If it is a public WAN IP address, all devices will be available to the outside world. The following are some common private IP ranges:

192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255

172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255

10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255

100.64.0.0 – 100.127.255.255 [This range is used by HughesNet for Carrier Grade NAT]

Once in the user interface, navigate to the Network tab and then click the Port Forward tab. Enter values for Name, Protocol, External Port, Internal Address, and Internal Port. Then click Save & Apply. Any requests that come to the router’s WAN connection on the specified port will be forwarded to the IP address and port specified on the LAN side.

Application Port Forwarding for the WRT500, VWRT510, VWRT520, AC1200M and AC1200MS

Login to your router and navigate to Network > Port Forward and in the “Port Forward” section add one port forward rule for each port that you need opened. Note that you also have to enter the IP address of the device you want the port to be forwarded to.

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Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open:

Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
Port 500 (UDP)
UDP Port 3544 (UDP)
UDP Port 4500 (UDP)

Server Port Forwarding for the WRT500, VWRT510, VWRT520, AC1200M and AC1200MS

If you’d like to run a server on your internal network and have it accessible for the outside, then you need to add a “Virtual Server” rule as in the image below. In this example we are running a server on the local IP of 192.168.11.100 which has a web server ‘listening’ on port 81. In order to expose this web server to devices on the WAN side of the router add this following rule.

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After you click ‘Apply’ and reboot your router, you can access the internal web server from the WAN side with the URL, http://WAN_IP:8888/ where WAN_IP is replaced with the WAN IP of your router (Status > Network Status > IP Address).

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Set Up ReadyNet Managed Routers in Bridge Mode

1) Simple Setup, no IP Address Available

This method is good for testing, however, once the router is in Bridge Mode you will not be able to access the web interface of this router.

– Log into the router as admin and navigate to Administration > Operating Mode.

– Set mode to ‘Basic’ then click Save & Apply.

– Navigate to Network > WAN and set the field ‘LAN Connection Mode’ to ‘Bridge’ then click Save & Apply.

2) Simple Setup, with IP Address Available

The router is configured as a bridge and will have an IP Address allowing you to log into this router’s web interface.

– Log into the router as admin and navigate to Network > WAN. In ‘Connect Name’ choose ‘New Connection’. Make changes as indicated in the following image then click Save & Apply.

– Navigate to Administration > Management then:

  • Change the Admin password
  • Enable remote administration
  • Click Save and Reboot.

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Set up Wi-Fi Repeater so Repeater has Addressable IP

On the Repeater:

A -Enable Remote administration (Administration > Management.

Change admin password

Enable remote administration

Save

B -Navigate to Network > WAN and change

WAN IP mode to Bridge. Save

C -Create a new WAN interface.

In Network >WAN, click ‘Connect Name’ and choose ‘New Connection’. Click Save.

D -Set 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz SSID to the same as that of the Primary AP. Save

E – Set the 5Ghz to Repeater mode. Click Save.

F – Click the Wireless 5 Ghz Repeater tab and choose the primary APs and connect to it. Save and Reboot

Test:

1) Connect to the Repeater with an Ethernet cable and check the DHCP IP that you got. It should be from the primary AP. Check if you can surf.

2) Disconnect the Ethernet cable. Connect to 2.4 Wireless broadcast. The SSIDs are the same on the primary and repeater, _but_ the passphrases  are different. Check if you can associate and can surf.

3) Similarly test the 5Ghz repeater connection.

If the above 3 tests are good, then you can;

1) Change the wireless passphrase in the Repeater  (2.4 and 5 Ghz) to match the primary AP.

2) On the primary AP locate the IP of the Repeater (Status > LAN Host). Say for e.g. the IP of the Repeater in the Primary AP is listed as 192.168.11.111 then, from the WAN side you can access the web interface of the Repeater with 192.168.11.111:8080 *because we did step A.

In the repeater two WAN interfaces were created. The first default one was changed to a bridge (Step B) and bound to all the LAN interfaces. A second WAN interface for management only (step C) was then created.

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